PwC Strategy& Pharma and MedTech Operations Strategy - Senior Manager in Chicago, Illinois
Specialty/Competency: Operations Strategy
Industry/Sector: Pharma and Life Sciences
Time Type: Full time
Travel Requirements: Up to 80%
A career within Operations Strategy services, will provide you with the opportunity to help organisations reimagine their operations through a strategic lens to turn complexity into a competitive advantage. Our focus is to help our clients create differentiating capabilities that drive competitive advantages by developing plans to navigate their challenges, seeing what’s possible, and turning that into a reality. We assist our clients in transforming operations from the way they engage their customers to executing strategic programmes to achieve enterprise wide operational excellence.
To really stand out and make us fit for the future in a constantly changing world, each and every one of us at PwC needs to be a purpose-led and values-driven leader at every level. To help us achieve this we have the PwC Professional; our global leadership development framework. It gives us a single set of expectations across our lines, geographies and career paths, and provides transparency on the skills we need as individuals to be successful and progress in our careers, now and in the future.
As a Senior Manager, you'll work as part of a team of problem solvers, helping to solve complex business issues from strategy to execution. PwC Professional skills and responsibilities for this management level include but are not limited to:
Encourage everyone to have a voice and invite opinion from all, including quieter members of the team.
Deal effectively with ambiguous and unstructured problems and situations.
Initiate open and candid coaching conversations at all levels.
Move easily between big picture thinking and managing relevant detail.
Anticipate stakeholder needs, and develop and discuss potential solutions, even before the stakeholder realizes they are required.
Contribute technical knowledge in the area of specialism.
Contribute to an environment where people and technology thrive together to accomplish more than they could apart.
Navigate the complexities of cross-border and/or diverse teams and engagements.
Initiate and lead open conversations with teams, clients and stakeholders to build trust.
Uphold the firm's code of ethics and business conduct.
Minimum Degree Required:
- Bachelor Degree
Minimum Years of Experience:
- 5 year(s)
- Master Degree
Demonstrates extensive knowledge of, and/or success in operations roles within a professional services firm or corporate environment, helping companies to identify, clarify and resolve complex issues critical to their strategic and operating success.
Demonstrates extensive knowledge within one or more of the following areas: operations strategy, supply chain strategy/ management, supply chain diagnostics, manufacturing strategy, network optimization strategy, logistics/distribution, S&OP/ planning, Operations/ Supply Chain performance improvement, inventory management, complexity management, and/or sourcing.
Demonstrates extensive knowledge of industry and market trends and industry-leading practices in order to develop insights and provide recommendations.
Demonstrates proven extensive abilities in leadership, strategic and creative thinking, problem solving, individual initiative, emphasizing the following areas:
Building productive and collaborative relationships with team members and proactively providing and seeking guidance, clarification and feedback;
Managing a team to a successful project conclusion through the problem-solving of complex operations issues;
Managing the planning, organizing and delivery of operations tasks and projects, overseeing independent analyses and establishing the quality of client deliverables;
Leading the development and improvement of various frameworks and methodologies within operations;
Identifying and addressing client needs: building, maintaining, and utilizing networks of client relationships;
Communicating effectively in an organized and knowledgeable manner in written and verbal formats;
Demonstrating strong aptitude for conducting quantitative analyses, including experience with Excel and/or Access especially constructing analytical frameworks and synthesizing complex data into meaningful insights.
Demonstrated sophisticated executive level presentation and communication skills (both verbal and writing). Is comfortable working shoulder to shoulder with senior executives and becoming their thought leader. Has entrepreneurial mindset/ spirit to solve ambiguous problems and build/ leverage teams at all levels in an organization.
You will also lead and advise new consultants and seasoned consultants (on the path to becoming managers).
You will be an important source of intellectual insight on a client engagement, framing many times “an ambiguous” client issues/ business problems in a way that the teams can then execute on small but powerful sub-problems to drive impact and value for the client.
You will also advise and collaborate with other individual project managers on your teams to be part of day to day solving sessions.
You will be a key thread for internal team management and senior client management. Given your seniority, you will bring deep functional/ topic knowledge/ expertise and home grown proprietary tools to client situations.
Additionally you will look for opportunities to develop/ grow strategic client relationships while ensuring top-notch (WSJ level) client product.
At PwC, our work model includes three ways of working: virtual, in-person, and flex (a hybrid of in-person and virtual). Visit the following link to learn more: https://pwc.to/ways-we-work.
PwC does not intend to hire experienced or entry level job seekers who will need, now or in the future, PwC sponsorship through the H-1B lottery, except as set forth within the following policy: https://pwc.to/H-1B-Lottery-Policy.
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